Use Your Voice

by H2O

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1.
Black Sheep 01:49
NEVER FIT IN NEVER WANTED TO, PICKED ON IN SCHOOL FOR MY IDENTITY CAUSE I CHOSE TO SKATE NOT GO TO KEG PARTIES THIS PATH WAS MY FATE AND ILL NEVER FIND MY PLACE IN A 9 TO 5 WORLD I APPRECIATE IT ALL NOW, THIS PATH MY FATE NO 9 TO 5 WORLD MY LIFE MY RULES CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO MY BROTHERS SAVED ME WITH THIS MUSIC SCENE THERE’S SOMEWHERE I BELONG NOT ON A FOOTBALL TEAM. MY MIND WAS ALWAYS SOMEWHERE ELSE, THERE’S ALWAYS A WAY OUT.
2.
Skate! 01:07
SKATE! EVERYDAY ALL I CARED ABOUT KEPT ME OUT OF TROUBLE WOULDN’T STOP UNTIL IT HURT CARVING, GRINDING, FALLING DOWN ALWAYS BY MY SIDE, READY TO RIDE AT ANY TIME, I’LL RIDE ANY TIME- SKATE! EVERYDAY ALL I CARED ABOUT KEPT ME OUT OF TROUBLE, SAYIN’ IT WAS A FAD WASTE OF TIME BACK SIDE, FRONT SIDE BUILT TO GRIND THE SWEAT, THE PAIN, THE SCARS, THE SCABS SKATE & DESTROY, SKATE & CREATE
3.
SOME STAYED CLEAR SOME DIVED IN THE RIGHT PATH OR A WRONG DECISION BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN WHEN YOU FLIP IT THROUGH THE SONGS WE’RE CONNECTED THROUGH THICK AND THIN WITH YOU TILL THE END I’LL ALWAYS FIND THE BEST IN PEOPLE EVERYONE IS MY EQUAL SOME WEAR A BADGE SOME GET ARRESTED OVER THE YEARS WE ALL GET TESTED I’M NOT A JURY JUST HOPE FOR THE BEST AND THROUGH THE MUSIC WE’RE CONNECTED SOME GROW UP. SOME STAY THE SAME I’LL NEVER CHANGE I LOVE THEM EITHER WAY WE’RE ALL HERE GUILTY!
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I’LL USE MY VOICE FOR THE TORTURED FOR THE WEAK USE MY VOICE FOR THE INNOCENT WHO CAN’T SPEAK I’LL USE MY VOICE WHEN PEOPLE LOOK THE OTHER WAY GOT TO INSPIRE THE YOUTH OF TODAY STAND UP STAND UP STAND UP CAN’T YOU HEAR THE CRYING SO MANY WASTED LIVES FOR THINGS WE JUST DON’T NEED SO MANY HAVE DIED FOR OUR SELFISH GREED
5.
FELT LIKE THE BLACK SHEEP WHEN I WAS SO YOUNG AFTER MY DAD PASSED MY LIFE BECAME NUMB MOM WORKING THREE JOBS TO MAKE ENDS MEET SO I LOOKED UP TO YOU SAID I DON’T WANT TO GROW UP OUT OF STEP WITH THE WORLD NO FATHER FIGURE IN MY LIFE EXCEPT THE ONES WHO PLAYED HERE TONIGHT TAUGHT ME TO BE MYSELF ALWAYS DO WHAT’S RIGHT I LOOKED UP TO YOU SAID I DON’T WANNA GROW UP OUT OF STEP WITH THE WORLD FAST FORWARD TO NOW THAT MY CHANCE HAS COME TO BE THE ROLE MODEL FOR HIM TO RELY ON PASS DOWN THE WORDS THE GUIDANCE HE NEEDS GIVE BACK WHAT THEY DID FOR ME
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SACRIFICES MADE TO FOLLOW OUR DREAM GRASS ISN’T GREENER OR SO IT SEEMS A BOAT FULL OF SAILORS NO RULES APPLY PLAY OUR HEARTS OUT UNTIL THE DAY WE DIE WE MADE OUR MARK DID OUR PART STRAIGHT TO YOU FROM THE HEART HALF OUR LIVES PLAYING THESE SONGS DOING WHAT WE LOVE CAN’T BELIEVE HOW LONG A BLESSING AND A CURSE ALL IN ONE LOSING TIME WITH OUR LOVED ONES IN THE NAME OF FUN BONDS WERE MADE ALONG THE WAY AND FRIENDS WERE LOST WE PLAY HERE FOR YOU AT ANY COST H2O GO! LIVE IT EVERYDAY OUR LIFE LONG CRUSADE
7.
Popage 02:07
I HEAR A SONG ON THE RADIO PLAY CAN SING IT ALL BY THE END OF THE DAY WOULD YOU LAUGH AT THE WORDS THAT I’M SAYING POP MUSIC IS WHAT I’M PLAYING I’VE GOT NO SHAME STILL NOTHING TO PROVE SONGS CAN CHANGE YOU OR JUST MAKE YOU MOVE PARACHUTES, FIREWORKS, BEAUTIFUL DAYS YOU’RE TOO ANGRY TO SAY I’VE GOT MY MIND OPEN WIDE AND IT’S FINE IF YOU DESPISE IT LIFES TOO SHORT TO HIDE WHAT YOU LIKE GUILTY PLEASURES ARE ALRIGHT MUSIC CHANGED MY LIFE SO WHAT IF I DON’T CONNECT WITH ALL THE LYRICS THEY GET ME SINGING EVERYTIME THAT I HEAR IT EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE NOT SCREAMING FOR A CHANGE THEY PICK ME UP WHEN I HAVE A BAD DAY I’VE GOT NO SHAME STILL NOTHING TO PROVE SOME SONGS CHANGE YOU OR JUST MAKE YOU MOVE AIN’T IT FUN, DON’T SPEAK, HOLIDAY YOU’RE TOO ANGRY TO SAY! WHEN I GOT THE MUSIC I GOT A PLACE TO GO UNDERGROUND OR ON THE RADIO YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE, THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS PASS JUDGEMENT ON YOU
8.
LYD 01:53
WOKE UP THIS MORNING THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED NEGATIVE THOUGHTS INSIDE MY HEAD HAVE I LIVED MY DASH THE BEST I CAN NO I’M NOT A PERFECT MAN I’M JUST DOING THE BEST I CAN LIFE’S SHORT YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE DOESN’T MEAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE LIFE’S HARD STRUGGLE SOMETIMES GOTTA KEEP A POSITIVE MIND WON’T GIVE PEOPLE TIME THAT TRY AND PULL ME DOWN INSPIRATION I CHOOSE TO HANG AROUND DIG DEEP FOR THAT PMA GO
9.
STARTED WITH ONE MAN STARTED WITH HIS DREAM UNITED PEOPLE ALL HUMAN BEINGS NOW OHHH OHHHH RACISM OHHH OHHHH POVERTY NOOO OOOOH HOW DOES THIS SHIT START STILL STAIN OUR NATION BURNING DOWN BUILDINGS FIGHTING IN THE STREETS WE BOTH WANT THE SAME THINGS SO DON’T POINT YOUR FINGERS AT ME BURNING DOWN BUILDINGS FIGHTING IN THE STREETS WE’RE NOT MAKING CHANGES JUST WATCHING ON TV WE GOTTA EDUCATE LETS CHANGE HISTORY EQUALITY NO MATTER RELIGION LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY BUT OHH OHH POLITICIANS OHH OHH CITIZENS WHO’S TO BLAME WHEN THE FIRE ENDS WE GOTTA MOTIVATE WE GOTTA EDUCATE WE GOTTA STOP THE HATE
10.
#NotRealLife 02:13
FAMOUS FOR NO REASON FAKE! CREDIBILITY AND IMAGE ARE SO FAR FROM THE STREETS COMMENT TO ACT LIKE YOU KNOW PAST! MADE UP OF LIES YOUR FUTURE IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DISGUISE !!!!! I’VE SEEN YOUR TYPE WAY BEFORE THIS SOCIAL MEDIA DON’T TRY SO HARD TO BE SOMETHING YOU’RE NOT I’VE SEEN YOUR TYPE WAY BEFORE THIS SOCIAL MEDIA YOU WANT THE WORLD TO SEE SOMETHING YOU’RE NOT AFRAID TO PORTRAY WHO YOU ARE INSIDE WALK PAST ME IN PERSON DON’T !!! EVEN SAY HELLO FANTASY YOUR TRUE COLORS ARE DULL COMMENT TO ACT LIKE YOU KNOW PAST !!! MADE UP OF LIES YOUR FUTURE IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DISGUISE AND I USE IT TO, JUST NOT LIKE YOU COS, I KNOW WHAT IS TRUE!
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True Romance 02:53
RICH OR FOR POOR FOR BETTER OR WORSE PEOPLE MADE BETS ON US SAID WE WOULDN’T WORK NO ONE BELIEVED IN US AS WE DID EACH OTHER 20 YEARS LATER BEST FRIENDS TOGETHER TRUE LOVE EXISTS I SEE IT EVERYDAY OUR LOVE MY INSPIRATION TRUE LOVE EXISTS IN US EVERYDAY MY STRENGTH MY INSPIRATION CAN’T SAY IT ENOUGH YOU HAD MY BACK FROM DAY ONE YOU’RE SO COOL, YOU’RE SO COOL. DON’T THINK I’D BE THE PERSON I AM SUPPORTED MY GOALS AND DREAMS ALWAYS KEPT IT TRUE WHEN NO ONE BELIEVED IN US WE NEVER LOOKED BACK 20 YEARS LATER A FAMILY FOREVER

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Bicoastal hardcore punk pillars H2O return with 'Use Your Voice', their first original studio album since 2008's 'Nothing to Prove'. While 2011's covers LP 'Don't Forget Your Roots' was a loving ode to their influences, 'Use Your Voice' reignites H2O's classic mix of melodic hardcore aggression and pop-punk bounce with plenty of personal manifestos inspirationally waxing poetic about romantic relationships, personal fulfillment, and even being nurtured by a culture built on positivity and ethics, while remaining fun and jubilant throughout its course.

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released October 9, 2015

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